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Cambridge Theatre

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Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, England
Phone Number: 0844 412 4652
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Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. These were completely restored under the supervision of Carl Toms in 1986.A comfortable size for both plays and musicals productions at the theatre have included 1066 and All That, Heartbreak House with Edith Evans and Robert Donat, Billy Liar, Half a Sixpence with Tommy Syteele, Bruce Forsyth in Little Me, Peter O’ Toole in Man and Superman, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Fame, The Beautiful Game, Jerry Springer –The Opera and both the original London production and the revival of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago.
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Matilda show

Really excellent show, few surprises, granddaughter loved it as we did. Programme was expensive as were refreshments, but you expect that. Seats were good, lighting and sound were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Really excellent show, few surprises, granddaughter loved it as we did. Programme was expensive as were refreshments, but you expect that. Seats were good, lighting and sound were fine, good view from most seats. Well worth a trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We went to see the RSC production of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. The Cambridge Theatre is in the heart of Covent Garden, and a 10 minute walk from Holborn tube station, and has obviously been restored over the years. The staff are efficient.. The box office queue was short and checking in tickets was quick; we were in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A great experience seeing Matilda! I was literally sitting back row and centre seat for the matinee and my view was still great. Don't worry about how far back you are!

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It was difficult to find a matinee show on April 29th, but we were able to book for Matilda, with some trepidation as it is a children's show. At 76, we need not have been concerned. The show was bright and the child actors excellent. The set was amazing, spilling out into the house around the stage 'frame'. The electronic... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

visited the Cambridge theatre to see the unforgettable Matilda. Brilliant show and cast. A super added bonus was that our seats were upgraded on arrival, my 9 year old daughter was thrilled to be moved to circle front row. Loved this show and all staff at the Cambridge went above and beyond for our visit....well done!

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My Daughter and I attended this theatre to watch Matlida the Musical on 3 April. The theatre is easy to find from Covent garden/Leicester square. We found the communal areas to be a little on the small side and this meant a lot of crowding occurred before the doors to the theatre were opened. There are also only a handful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

A fabulous show. At times, however, the sound was too loud - both from the technical sound AND from all the very young children attending. In fact, at times, it was so loud it scared the young children...! But Matilda was excellent!

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Theatre is amazing, prices aren't to bad (Still a little steep) We were sat in the dress circle in F1 & F2. I think you could sit anywhere in the dress circle and you will be able to see the show easily. The show itself (Matilda) was amazing, The cast, props, and everything about it was spectacular. Fully recommend going.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We saw Matilda here and it was a great show. Alas the theatre is very tired, the ar area cramped and full of children being loud excited children with no supervision but the view from the seats in the Dress circle were superb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This theatre was lovely! We were in the Upper Circle, row B, towards the right hand side. We had a pretty good view, but from time to time the actors approached the edge of the stage, and even walked off the stage, but we couldn't see that. The attendants were helpful and kind, and the entrance to the upper circle... More 

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